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  • RHEMA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    THE ACADEMY OF INDIVIDUALIZED EXCELLENCE

    2021-2022

     

    GRADES: 1st GRADE THROUGH 12th GRADE

     

     

    MISSION STATEMENT

    RHEMA PREPARATORY ACADEMY IS A HIGH QUALITY, NON-PROFIT CHRISTIAN COLLEGE PREPARATORY INSTITUTION COMMITTED TO EDUCATING THE YOUTH OF TODAY FOR THE SOCIETY OF TOMORROW.

     

    OUR TOTALITY OF OUR MISSION IS TO NOURISH AND CULTIVATE THE INTELLECTUAL, SPIRITUAL AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF OUR YOUTH. WE ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION BY PROVIDING THE VERY BEST OF INDIVIDUALIZED ACADEMIC SPIRITUAL AND SOCIAL.

     

     

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    PHILOSOPHY

     

    RHEMA PREPARATORY ACADEMY operates with not just a traditional academic focus. We are dedicated to seeking an individual path for each student that is conducive to their individual learning.  Over the last 18 years this has proven to produce students with excellent critical thinking skills. These individuals have gone on to college and those who have graduated post-secondary education have gone on to become great citizens of our country.  We use the Biblical approach to education. We know a moral standard and a value system based on the Bible best prepares a student for fulfilling his/her responsibilities as a member of society.  Education is a means God uses to bring the student into a relationship with Himself through Christ.  Christian Education develops a Christian mind set so that the student can fulfill God’s will in his/her life vocationally and personally. We adhere to the following beliefs about education.

     

    § The family, school and church are to be complementary in the education of the student for a life of fellowship with God, service to man and development of a sense of self-responsibility.

    · Prayer by parents, teachers, administrators and students is a significant factor in affecting the lives of students.

    · Our curriculum is Christ-centered, teaching spiritual truths and morality as well as secular knowledge.

    · The curriculum is paced for the average and above student.  However, it is the teacher’s responsibility to teach the student according to his/her abilities and achievement levels. We will move the student forward at their pace. This school is passionate in its belief that education must be individualized learning.

    · Drill work and memorization are key tools in instruction.

    · Reading is taught using phonics

    · Math is taught in a traditional manner.

     

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    APPLICATION PROCESS

    Applications are accepted Monday-Friday in the office.  There is a non-refundable registration fee of $150.00 for ALL students.

     

    FEE POLICY

    The tuition fee and transportation fees (if applicable). See fee schedule for the entire school year monthly, bi-weekly or weekly. This fee is due on the first day of the week (Monday) that payments are due.   Payments will be expected on Monday of the week payments are due by 9am. Your tuition is due for each week prior to that week. If your child does not attend you are still responsible for the full week regardless any payments not paid on the due date will incur a late fee of $50.00.   If the tuition is not paid nor satisfactory arrangements are not made with the school by Wednesday of the week payments are due your child may not return to RPA until satisfactory arraignments are resolved.  If your bill is not paid in full within thirty days it will be turned over to our attorney for process.

     

    HOLIDAY’S AND VACATIONS

    Although we allow parents to pay on selected payment schedules, please be remember that during the Christmas and Spring Break fees are still due for each week in full. LATE FEE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASONS IS $60.00.

     

    RETURN CHECK FEE

    WE DO NOT ACCEPT CHECKS


    A written month (30 day) advance notice is required for the withdrawal of your child from PBA so that children on our waiting list can be notified. You will still be responsible for payment for the full Semester fees remaining. All fees must be paid in full before a child can be withdrawn and no forms or paperwork or books will be given out

     


    CONTACT WITH PARENTS

    ALL PARENTS MUST BE ACCESSIBLE BY PHONE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SCHOOL DAY. WE WILL TEXT YOU IF YOU REQUEST BUT WE MUST HAVE A QUICK RESPONSE.

     

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    RHEMA PREPARATORY ACADEMY We offer the Abeka Christian Education Curriculum known internationally to cause students to progress 2-5 years ahead of Public Schools, along with our own PBA curriculum based on 18 years of ACADEMIC ACHEIVEMENT. The RPA Curriculum strongly emphasizes individual learning and is College Preparatory based.

     

     

    TIMES OF OPERATION

    The PBA PRE SCHOOL AGES 3 YEARS – 4 YEARS OF AGE ACADEMY is open from 6:30AM to 6:00pm Monday-Friday. Breakfast is served from 7:00am to 7:45am, Mid-Morning snack is served at 9:30am, and afternoon snack is served at 4:00pm.

     

     

    WHAT IS THE STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO?

    We average a 15:1 maximum ratio to ensure that each child receives a quality education and the individualized attention each one may need.

     

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    ENROLLMENT

    REQUIREMENTS: Precious Blessings Academy offers a full day PRE-SCHOOL YEAR AND SUMMER PROGRAM. Children are enrolled on a first come first serve basis.  When all vacancies are full, new comers will be placed on a waiting list and will be enrolled in the order in which their applications are received. An initial visit by the parent and child is required before the child is enrolled.  All required forms must be submitted before any child may be accepted at PBA.  We must have a Birth Certificate, Parent Social Security Card, and Immunization Record, Yearly Physical form from your child’s doctor, PBA application, contract and Picture ID of parent before a child may enter PBA.  These are required by the STATE OF VA AND FEDERAL LAW.

     

    UNIFORMS:

    1ST-12TH GRADE BOYS -NAVY BLUE PANTS, NAVY BLUE BLAZER OR SUIT JACKET, WHITE SHIRT, SOLID BLUE TIE, NAVY BLUE/BLACK SHOES, $10 FOR SCHOOL PATCH OUR UNIFORN SUPPLIER WILL ATTACH SCHOOL PATCH.

    1ST-12TH GRADE GIRLS -NAVY BLUE PANTS, JUMPER, SKIRT, NAVY BLUE BLAZER OR SUIT JACKET, WHITE BLOUSE, BLACK OR NAVY BLUE SHOES.

    EXERCISE IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF RPA CURRICULUM.

    GYM UNIFORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BE WORN FOR ALL EXERCISE PROGRAMS.

     

    POST-TESTING OF STUDENTS FOR RECOGNITION OF KNOWLEDGE

    WHILE MOST PRIVATE SCHOOLS REQUIRE PRE-TESTING TO ACCEPT A STUDENT INTO THEIR SCHOOL, WE AT PBA DO NOT AGREE WITH THIS POLICY.  

    PRECIOUS BLESSING ACADEMY IS A SCHOOL OF ADVANCE LEARNING. DUE TO OUR HIGH LEVEL OF EDUCATION, ALL NEW STUDENTS AFTER ACCEPTANCE TO PBA WE WILL ACCOMPLISH AN ACADEMIC & SOCIAL  ASSESSMENT TESTING PROCESS TO ESTABLISH THE STUDENTS PROPER INDIVIDUALIZED LEVEL OF LEARNING PLAN, ONCE THEY ARE ENROLLED. THIS MAY OR MAY NOT CHANGE THEIR GRADE LEVEL BUT WILL ASSIST OUR SCHOOL TO INCORPORATE THEIR ASSESSED INDIVIDUALIZED ACADEMIC/SOCIAL NEEDS.

     

    SCHOOL TESTING OF STUDENTS-REPORT CARDS

    ALL PRESCHOOL RPA STUDENTS WILL BE TESTED EVERY 3 WEEKS SCHEDULE. PARENTS WILL RECEIVE A PROGRESS REPORT CARD ON THE WEDNESDAY FOLLOWING TESTING.

     

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    HOMEWORK

     

    Hello Parents,

               We have found after years of educating that homework accomplishes two main positive goals. Number one, homework gives the parent a complete look at the day’s school efforts. Number two; it reinforces what the student has learned that particular day and week. This is why homework has been established at RPA as an intricate part of our curriculum and is graded. We at RPA believe in a team approach. The Parent(s), the Student, the Teacher and the Principal. All working together for the Academic well-being of the student.

     

    Homework sheets will be given to student Monday-Thursday. If a student is attending Bible study homework will not be given out on their bible study evening.

    Parent should notify the teacher in the beginning of the school year in writing.

     

    1. Homework will not be excused because student was absent. Homework will be sent home on the next day the student returns to school.

    2. If a student misses school due to illness and is convalescing at home the parent(s) may request homework.  We will email or give to the parent the assignments.

    3. If missing homework becomes a consistent problem parent(s) will be

     

    Contacted to huddle (meet) with staff for a workable solution.

     

     

    ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES

    Every student must be signed in and out by the parent or guardian each day, Students must be picked up no later than 6:00pm.  After this time a late fee of $15.00 is applied for each 15 minutes of lateness. This is equal to a $1.00 per minute.

     

    SCHOOL ABSENCE

    When a student will miss school for any reason we must be notified that first day and each day they are not attending school. Due to covid-19 If a child even one day of school they must have a doctor’s note. By law we must know why a student is tardy or absent from school.  We report to the State and Federal Department of Education.

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    RHEMA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    DISCIPLINE POLICY

    2021-2022

    Actions taken for disrespect to an Adult or other Student including: calling names of student or family member or a staff person.

    1st offense--Verbal correction and a written assignment on respect.

    2nd offense—1 week in school suspension

    3rd offense---In school suspension for 2 weeks and a written assignment

    4th offense---Expulsion

    Foul language will produce immediate in/school suspension

     

    Stealing:

    1. Will produce In School Suspension for one week and replacement by student of stolen article.

    Cheating:

    1. Cheating on test will produce failing of all test subjects for that day.

     

    Hitting, Bullying or threatening another students or staff

    1st Offense: If a student hits another student in anyway student receives a warning and parent(s) are notified. Student will have a class from Al’s Pals (social behavior program).

    2ND Offense: If a student hits another student again the student will receive a written warning.  Another class on Al’s Pal’s (social skills program) and student will have to meet with the school social worker.

    3rd Offense: The student will have to receive suspension. Number of days to be determined at the time of the incident.

     

    BLEEDING OR INJURY

    1st Offense: If a student hits a student and causes bleeding or injury the student will receive a written suspension (the time of suspension to be determined depending on the severity of the incident. Al’s Pals (social skills training class). A meeting with parent(s) and the school social worker is required.

    2nd Offense: School suspension. Numbers of days to be determined depending on the severity of the incident. Al’s Pals classes continue. Meeting with parent(s), Principal Social worker and parent is required.

    3rd Offense: Meet with parent(s), Al’s Pals continues, meeting with Principal, Social Worker and Staff. Offer outside counseling.

    4th Offense: Expulsion

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    ILLNESS

    We want to stop the spread of any kind of infections as much as possible.  To help with that effort we are asking all parents not to bring a student to school with a fever, chills, open sores, ringworm, colds, pink eye, lice, vomiting, early stages of chicken poxes,

    Severe coughing or excessive and constant runny nose.  If the child has a pink eye and it is allergy related please let us know.  If the pink eye is weeping we will send the child home. If any symptoms appear contagious we will call you immediately to come and pick up your child. THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES DURING THE SCHOOL DAY BY PHONE. IF WE CAN ONLY TEXT PLEASE LET US KNOW OR IF WE NEED TO SPEAK WITH A SUPERVISOR PLEASE INFORM US. IF THERE IS A MEDICAL OR SOCIAL BEHAVIORAL NEED WE MUST HAVE FULL IMMEDIATE CONTACT. THIS IS THE LAW…

     

    AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

    The After School Program begins at 4:00pm and ends at 6:00pm each school day. All pre-school students may attend this program. The cost for preschool students is included in your tuition payment.  

     

    IF A PARENT FAILS TO PICK UP HIS/HER CHILD BY 6:00 PM AND DOES NOT CALL THE SCHOOL NOR CAN WE REACH YOU, THE CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE UNIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES WILL BE CALLED.  THIS IS A REQUIREMENT WE WILL NOT BEND…PLEASE COMMUICATE WITH YOUR SCHOOL…

     

     PICKING UP OF STUDENTS

    ANYONE PICKING UP A STUDENT MUST BE LISTED ON YOUR APPLICATION YOU ADOR REMOVE A PERSON’S NAME AT ANY TIME. BUT ONLY THE CONTRACTED PERSON MAY CHANGE THE NAMES ON THE APPLICATION PACKET LISTING. YOU MUST SEND A NOTE SPECIFYING WHO WILL PICK UP THE STUDENT AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE PERSON. THE PERSON MUST BRING STATE OR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION WHEN THEY COME TO PICK UP THE STUDENT.  ANY PERSON’S NAME WHICH IS NOT ON YOUR PICK UP LIST WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE STUDENT FROM THIS BUILDING.  PLEASE DO NOT CALL AND ASK US TO RELEASE THE STUDENT TO SOMEONE YOU HAVE NOT LISTED OR SUBMITTED A NOTE PRIOR TO THE PERSON ARRIVING TO OUR SCHOOL.  ONCE AGAIN WE WILL NOT COMPLY WITH THIS REQUEST UNLESS THEY ARE APPROVED ON YOUR LIST OR YOU HAVE SUBMITTED A NOTE IN WRITING. THEY MUST BRING A STATE I.D., DRIVERS LICENSE OR PASSPORT PICTURE I.D. THIS WILL BE SCAN INTO YOUR CHILD’S RECORDS ON A SECURE COMPUTIZED SYSTEM.

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    LICENSURE

    We are under the religious exempt licensure of the State Dept. of Education of State of Virginia. Our maximum total capacity is 100 children.  Each class will have a total maximum capacity of 10 -15 children per class.  We are members of the International Association of Christian Schools which is an accredited organization governing Christian Schools across the world since 1972.

     

    HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR STAFF

    Every staff member has received an annual physical by a practicing physician to assure they are free from any disability, which would prevent them from caring for your child.

     

    HANDWASHING PROCEDURES

    All employees have gone through a class on proper hand washing procedures.  Our schedule for hand washing schedule is as follows:  Before and after each meal, and after each toileting.  After they return from outdoor play and when hands have been in contact with anybody secretion (nasal or oral).  Each child will be instructed as to proper hand washing procedure.  All staff will wash their hands upon entering the center, before and after serving meals, each time they use the bathroom and any time they come in contact with body secretions.

     

    STAFF QUALIFICATIONS

    Each staff member is screened by education, previous employment, basic Educational testing, city and state criminal background checks are accomplish on all employees. Each selected staff member must complete our complete training program after acceptance of employment.  Each employee is requires to continue their education each year.  

     

    PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

    PBA/RPA is covered by liability insurance

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    RHEMA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    FEE SCHEDULE 2021-2022

     

    APPLICATION/REGISTRATION FEE…NEW STUDENTS………………$150.00

     

    TUITION FEES

     

    GRADES 1-5 ………………………………………………………………….…$90.00

     

    GRADES 6-8……………………………………………………………………..$95.00

     

    GRADES 9-12………………………………….…………………………………$100.00

     

     

    BEFORE AND AFTER – GRADES 1-12TH……………………………………. $40.00

     

    XEROX FEE (DUE ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH)………………………...$20.00

     

    TRANSPORTATION FEE…DEPENDENT ON THE LOCATION

     

    PAYMENT DUE DATE: MONDAY BY 9AM OF THE WEEK PAYMENT IS DUE

    RETURN CHECK FEE: $50.00 AFTER (1) RETURN CHECK WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT A CHECK

     

    LATE FEE: THE LATE FEE IS $50.00 HOLIDAY LATE FEE: $60.00

     

    ANY BALANCE THAT IS NOT PAID BY WEDNESDAY OR ARRAIGNMENTS MADE BY THE WEDNESDAY THE PAYMENT IS DUE STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO THE ACADEMY UNTIL SATISFACTORY ARRAIGNMENTS ARE MADE

     

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    RHEMA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

    DISCIPLINE POLICY

    2021-2022

     

    Actions taken for disrespect to an Adult and/or other Student including: SAYING INAPPROPRIATE NAMES OF ADULTS/ STUDENTS AND OR THEIR CULTURE

     

     

    1st offense--Verbal correction and a written assignment on respect.

    2nd offense—1 week in school suspension

    3rd offense---In school suspension for 2 weeks and a written assignment

    4th offense---Expulsion

    Foul language will produce immediate in/school suspension

     

    STEALING:

    1. Will produce In School Suspension for one week and replacement by student of stolen article. In school suspension will apply number of days to be determined by the dean.

     

    CHEATING ON A QUIZ OR TEST:

    1. Cheating on test or quiz will produce failing of all test/quiz subjects for that day.

    In school suspension will apply.  Number of days to be determined by Dean.

     

    HITTING, BULLYING OR THREATENING OF ANOTHER STUDENT

    1STOffense: If a student hits another student in anyway student receives a warning and parent(s) are notified. Student will have a class from Al’s Pals (social behavior program).

    2ND Offense: If a student hits another student again the student will receive a written warning.  Another class on Al’s Pal’s (social skills program) and student will have to meet with the school social worker.

    3rd Offense: The student will have to receive suspension. Number of days to be determined at the time of the incident.

     

    BLEEDING OR INJURY

    1st Offense: If a student hits a student and causes bleeding or injury the student will receive a written suspension (the time of suspension to be determined depending on the severity of the incident.  In school suspension will apply. Days of suspension to be determined by the Dean of Academics.  A meeting with the parent(s) must happen immediately.  2nd Offense: In School suspension. Number of days to be determined depending on the severity of the incident. Number of days to be determined by Dean of Academics. Meeting with parent(s),

     

     

     

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    Principal Social worker and parent is a must.  3rd Offense: Meet with parent(s), meeting with Principal, Social Worker and Staff. Offer outside counseling.

    4th Offense: Expulsion

     

    Illegal Use of Computers:

    No website of sexual content or of any measure of violence or moral turpitude is allowed at any time. No social communication websites are allowed to be used on school property. Google is allowed for research purposes only.

    Any student going to a site on the Internet that is not pre-approved will result in:

     

    1. 1st offense—3 days In School Suspension & a 500 word typed report on why you committed this wrong

    2. 2nd offense—1 week In School Suspension

    3. 3rd offense---Expulsion from school

     

    NO WORK OF ANY KIND IS TO BE SAVED ON SCHOOL COMPUTERS AT ANY TIME

    IN SCHOOL SUSPENSION

     

    In school suspension consists of: Wiping off doors or walls, helping cleaning in the building and/or cleaning bathrooms, picking up trash on the school grounds, emptying trash cans in the school, racking leaves on school grounds, cleaning green trash cans, cleaning the gutters on Bryce Lane and or Broad Rock Boulevard by using a tool called a picker to pick up trash and put it in the trash bag we supply.

     

     

    ZERO TOLERANCE INFRACTIONS

     

     

    1) Touching in an inappropriate manner toward another student or staff person.  

     2) Drugs or cigarettes on school property

                 3) Cussing or any Foul Language

         Foul language will be determined by the Dean of Academic Affairs

    4) On the school campus when school is closed.  For inappropriate use of the property.

     

     

    When it applies the proper authorities will be notified.

    We are a mandatory by State Law reporter of any suspected child mistreatments or abuse.

     

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     HOMEWORK

     

     

    Hello Parents,

               We have found after years of educating that homework accomplishes two main positive goals. Number one, homework gives the parent a complete look at the day’s school efforts. Number two; it reinforces what the student has learned that particular day and week. This is why homework has been established at RPA as an intricate part of our curriculum and is graded. We at RPA believe in a team approach. The Parent(s), the Student, the Teacher and the Principal. All working together for the Academic well-being of the student.

     

     

    Homework sheets will be given to student Monday-Thursday. If a student is attending Bible study homework will not be given out on their bible study evening.

    Parent should notify the teacher in the beginning of the school year in writing.

     

        1. Homework not completed in any part will be doubled the next night. A call or e-mail will be made to the parent(s)

        2. If missing homework becomes a consistent problem parent(s) will be contacted to huddle (meet) with staff for a solution.

             3. If missing homework continues as a problem after team huddle, in school. Suspension for 3 days for each incident of non-homework will be applied.                                  

    4. Homework will not be excused because student was absent. Homework will be sent home on the next day the student returns to school.

    5. If a student misses school due to illness and is convalescing at home the parent(s) may request homework.  We will email or give to the parent the assignments.

    6. If missing homework becomes a consistent problem parent(s) will be

    Contacted to huddle (meet) with staff for a workable solution.

            7. Each student will receive a bi- weekly test on all subjects; parents will also receive a 9 week report card, a final exam & for some student’s a norms testing in May.

     

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    TESTING

    ALL RPA STUDENTS ARE TESTED ON A BI-WEEKLY SCHEDULE. PARENTS WILL RECEIVE A BI-WEEKLY REPORT CARD. FIRST THROUGH 12TH GRADERS WILL ALSO RECEIVE A NINE WEEK REPORT AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH THE STUDENT’S TEACHER.

     

    NORMAL TESTING

    ONCE A YEAR TESTING IN THE SPRING TO COMPARE OUR STUDENTS LEARNING TO NATIONAL LEARNING.

     

    FINAL EXAMS

     IN MAY ALL STUDENTS WILL HAVE FINAL EXAMS WITH A REVIEW OF TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO EXAMS WE WILL REVIEW THE FULL YEAR OF CLASSES.

     

    SAT EXAMS

    NINTH THROUGH 12th GRADERS WILL TAKE THE COLLEGE BOARD SAT EXAM AT LEAST TWICE A YEAR. THIS EXAM IS REQUIRED BY SOME COLLEGES TO DECIDE IF THEY WILL ACCEPT A STUDENT INTO THEIR INSTITUTION OF LEARNING. WE START EARLY WITH THIS EXAM DUE TO THE PROVEN RESULTS OF EACH TIME THE EXAM IS TAKEN A STUDENT’S SCORES IMPROVE.

    I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY THE DISCIPLINE POLICY OF REHEMA PREPARATORY ACADEMY

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